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    September 13, 2012
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filming. we have more on the increased concerns over americans overseas. >> security has been ramp that that embassies worldwide as concern grows about the safety of american embassy personnel. but when some of the assailants are armed with rockets, there are concerns about what the state department can do to provide adequate security. today in cairo s mere children. wearing a spongebob t-shirts, there splattered in blood as a move toward the embassy. critics contend of foreign governments like the muslim brotherhood in egypt are doing little to stop the attacks and protect american diplomat serving overseas. >> it is really important that the host governments are doing what they can to provide security in the streets. >> but state department
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officials defended the security being provided to personnel worldwide. but in the latest review, a diplomatic security officials bluntly admit it they have too few resources and cannot sufficiently meet the additional training recommendations called for by the secretary. at the embassy in germany today, hazardous material crews responded to reports of a suspicious car. in yemen gunfire as protestors spread in front of the embassy. the angry mobs threatening to kill all americans. in libya, little remains but ash and a smoldering american flag at the consulate killing of four americans there. in that state department of view diplomatic security officials say they have been forced to use online class is to teach new security procedures and increasingly rely on highly unreliable private contractors and foreign governments to help secure u.s. embassies and the employees who work there.
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>> stay with us and wjla.com for the latest developments on the unrest in the middle east -- and also look for instant updates on our facebook and twitter pages. >> turning to their own race for the white house, the focus is on the battleground state of virginia. >> first lady michelle obama made stops in richmond and fredericksburg. but go live now to the university of mary washington for where the first lady had a message for voters. >> it has been an interstate '95 day for the first lady. was in richmond and then wrapped up an event at mary washington. some of the cars you see behind me are leaving the event right now. here is the of from inside. more than 2000 people showed up according to the obama campaign. republicans have been arguing the economy is not moving forward and say it has stagnated or moving backwards. but the first lady and her
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husband are arguing it is slowly getting better. but they say will take more time than just four years. here's what she had to say. >> we have been pulling ourselves out of a a whole bag. for three and a half years we have been moving forward and making progress and we're beginning to see the change. we can all do this. >> the majority of the crowd here were college students. some of the biggest cheers from the speech came when she talked about things addressed to young people like the president's health-care plan helping people stay on their parents' health insurance. she got a big cheer went she talked about student loans and her support for that as well. the latest average of polls and virginia has mitt romney up by less than 1%. it could allow truly come down
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to a couple of houses in every neighborhood and that is something both sides agree on. >> republican presidential candidate, mitt romney was also on the campaign trail. >> his visit to virginia have been frequent in recent weeks. his top today took him to vandyke parkway. he spoke to supporters for roughly 20 minutes, mostly about jobs and the et it would take to turn the economy around. >> at the weekend make it happen spirit is there. we have a government that recognizes that by lifting individuals and celebrating success in america, we ought well have more of it. then you will see the economy come roaring back. >> a protester was removed after asking why are you politicking libya. that came just as romney with
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asking for a moment of silence for the diplomat killed in the country. >> supreme court justices in pennsylvania are questioning whether a new voter i.d. law should take place before the november election. this is the state supreme court. and whether it guarantees the white to vote, each voter would be required to show a valid identification. lawyers expect a decision by the end of the month. >> attaching tribute today for the first man to step foot on the moon. neil armstrong was remembered at a service here in washington. more than a thousand people gathered. the astronauts died last month after complications from heart surgery. there was an emotional goodbye from the last man to walk on the moon. >> farewell, my friend. you have left us far too soon. but we want you to know we do
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cherish the time we have had and shared together. god bless you. >> neil armstrong was a navy combat pilot during the korean war. he asked to be buried at sea. >> the senate approved a measure to honor and other great american. the senate joined the house to put a statue of frederick douglass and the capital. the bill is headed for president obama's desk. the statue sits at one judiciary square. >> coming up, the federal reserve announces a bold steps to help the economy. but they central bank plans to do and how wall street responded. >> for metro passengers, why the trains will run an hour earlier on sunday. >> there is a brand new mural of living icon's outside ben's chili bowl. >> once again, a scrumptious
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day.
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[ romney ] this president can ask us to be patient. this president can tell us was someone else's fault. but this president cannot tell us that you're better off today than
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when he took office. [ female announcer ] here in virginia, we'rere not better off undnder president obama. his defense cuts threaten over one hundred thirty thousand jobs lowering home values, putting families at risk. the romney plan? tax cuts for middle class families. north american energy independence. create over three hundred forty thousand new jobs for virginia. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approved this message. >> the federal reserve says it will spend $40 billion a month to buy mortgage-backed securities in an effort to help the job market. >> the plan was announced today.
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the fed says it is taking the steps because the economy is too weak to bring down the numbers. the move is meant to spur borrowing and spending. on news of the plan, the dow jones industrial average soared -- the dow jones industrial average soared by two water points pushing it to its highest level since 2007. >> metro rail will open early because of the navy air force half marathon. trains will start running at 6:00 in the morning. the closest metrist to the start of the races at the smithsonian. the additional hour of service is being paid for by of and organizers. >> still to come, some folks put down their spoons at a famous landmark in the district and picked up paintbrushes. who are the big names honored at ben's chili bowl? >> another beautiful day around the area. well whether stick around for a
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little longer? -- will the weather stick around little longer? >> at the orioles continue to battle the mats. we will look at the matinee.
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anncr: this casino's in west virginia. but it makes millions off marylanders every year. now they're running dishonest ads. why? because voting for question seven is a vote toto build a... world-class resort casino in maryland. creating thousands of jobs and... ...according to the official department of legislative... services, hundreds of millions for our schools. while saving taxpayer money by cutting casino subsidies. question sev good jobs and better schools in maryland. not west virginia.
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the middle class is carrying a heavy load in america. but mitt romney doesn't see it. under the romney plan, a middle class family will pay an average of up to $2,000 more a year in taxes. while at the same time giving multi-millionaires like himself a $250,000 tax cut so, romney hits the middle class harder... and gives millionaires an even bigger break. is that the way forward for america? i'm barack obama and i approve this message.
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>> a landmark in the district is getting a facelift. >> today will mark the unveiling of a new mural on the side of ben's chili bowl. you're sure to recognize some of the faces of our work. >> a packed into the alley to unveil graffiti art to icons. it was president barack obama chuck brown d c disk johnny -- disk jockey donnie simpson -- donnie simpson, and actor bill cosby. not exactly a d.c. icon but -- >> we decided who would go on the wall. it was our wall. >> she said cosby has been a customer since 1959. customers continue to buy that
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chili dogs. in the alley, the family of chuck brown came to enjoy his image. >> it was shocking for him to have to go away so early. >> what do you think of the mural? >> beautiful. you got to get the gold teeth. >> donnie simpson said he liked it. >> in the alley. i'm hanging in the alley with the president. >> no one was having more fun today than the artist. >> i just started using spray paint. it's a new experience. >> it the latest in this city's mural d.c. program, but there are others all over town. >> city funded it graffiti artists have decorated the town with street art. it was the idea to cut down on graffiti from the kids. whether it worked, it's a big hit today. >> a good idea. get all of the artist out and
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give us something great to look at. >> all of the sudden it's art. >> it really works. >> and a beautiful day. >> donnie simpson -- the president in an alley. here is how the wonderful sky looks. my goodness, we will have a touch of humanity to our but nothing really nasty. remember a week ago are morning low temperature was 73. look at the morning lows this morning. fifties around hagerstown. it was a delightful 61 around fredericksburg. our high temperature was 81. tomorrow, the average high only 80 degrees. nothing in and around us. we might be picking up a few sprinkles in the mountains of pennsylvania. here is the leading edge of a weather front coming through
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tomorrow night. you can see the rain showers moving in toward chicago. it is a long way away. the overall pattern is nice and dry for us. we will see a warmer day tomorrow and a touch of humility. in back of that, you can see the cooler air. here is how things are shaping up. a little ripple in the atmosphere that will be coming through a round of midnights. before that, temperatures will be into the fifties and we will get into more of a south- southeasterly wind. all little warmer and on the human side. for all of the football game is tomorrow evening, temperatures will be into the high 60s. but showers will move through so that by the time we get into saturday morning, you get cooler
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air and a bit breezy. during the day on saturday, right back into wonderful sunshine with fair weather clouds and temperatures in the '70s. it's a little mild but still comfortable with a touch of humanity. temperatures into the 80s with clouds around. any thing that happened would be tomorrow night. on saturday and sunday, both days are really delightful. there'll be a change next week and it is looking like we will be getting into rain late monday or tuesday. a great weekend coming up and a great morning tomorrow morning. be sure to join the newest member of our whether team tomorrow starting at 4:30. >> the toyota sports desk, brought to you by your local toyota dealers moving you forward.
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>> the redskins are undefeated. >> undefeated. the redskins will leave on saturday afternoon. there are a three-point favorite and have the hottest quarterback in the league. but if they are going to wind, the washington defense will have to stop this guy. he is a bulldozer. a power back with speed with seven consecutive 1,000 yard seasons. that is certainly one of the big keys. >> he works hard. just try to maintain your responsibilities and get as many guys>> he has been effective for years. if he is able to get going and they are able to rely on the running game and pass and play action off of that they will be tough to beat. >> the nationals have and 8.5 game lead over atlanta and have the day off before leaving for atlanta tomorrow in what could be a door slammer series.
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let's go to baltimore. there raise and the orioles tied. this is the iraqi and he sends a fly ball to left field. watch this one -- will it all? yes sir. adam jones jobs in with the run and the orioles' rookie comes through. the orioles went 3-2. lasttion pie in the face. he was ready for it this afternoon. good times in the charm city as the orioles sweep the raise. while the orioles battle the yankees, the umpires helped the yankees in boston. cody was rich -- was ejected for arguing. bobby valentine was tossed a few minutes later with a club record. he has been thrown out six times this season. yankees 15-4 to keep pace with the surging orioles. the capitals are standing in
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solidarity with the other players from other nhl teams. the lockout of the nhl appears more likely. we just went through this withlayers say there will be locked out. will be the third since 1994. some of the caps will play in europe if they cannot play here. >> the deadline is still a couple of days away. not until the deadline and you see the cards. i'm an eternal optimist. i'm hopeful something will get done, but we'll cross that bridge when we get there. >> to college basketball -- the yukon coach, jim calhoun retired at age of 70. he was a terrific coach. certainly controversial. he flirted with and challenged the rules, but he won three national titles and today he retired. his assistant coach will take over at conn. for soccer fans, d.c. united will have to go the rest of the way without their mvp.
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he has a great three sprained -- a bad knee and out for the season. what sphinx's he was hurt playing for the canadian international team trying to qualify for the world cup. >> grade 3 doesn't sound good. i'm barack obama and i approve this message. some of our children's greatest experiences have been in the smaller classrooms.
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vo: but mitt romney says class sizes don't matter... and he supports ul ryan's budget which c could cut education by 20%. you can't do this by shoving 30, 35 people into a class and just teaching to some test... these are all issues that really he personally cannot relate to. to be able to afford an education, to want the very best public education system for your children.
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>> think you are paying too much for gasoline? take a look at this -- gas for nearly $10 a gallon. franchises in new jersey and pennsylvania hiked their prices to protest high wholesale cost. they call it a reasonable practice. who is going to pay $10? that's like italy or someplace. >> you don't have to wait in line. [laughter] >> there is no line. >> a few clouds for the weekend. a touch of humidity but then some refreshing air with a bit of a breeze coming back on saturday and sunday. the weekend looks great. >> thank you. abc world news is up next.
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the middle class is carrying a heavy load in america. but mitt
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romney doesn't see it. under the romn plan, a middle class family will pay an average of up to $ $2,000 more a year in taxes. while at the same e time giving multi-millionaires like himself a $250,000 tax cut so, romney hits the middle class harder. and gives millionaires an even bigger break. is that the wayfoforward for america? i'm barack obama and i approve this message. anncr: this casino's in west virginia. but it makes millions off marylanders every year. now they're running dishonest ads. why? because voting for question seven is a vote to build a... world-class resort casino in maryland. creating thousands of jobs and... ...according to the official department of legislative... services, hundreds of millions for our schools. while saving taxpayer money by cutting casino subsidies. question seven. good jobs and better schchools in maryland. t west virginia.
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[ romney ] this president can ask us to be patient. this president can tell us it was someone else's fault. but this president cannot tell us that you're better off today than when he took office. [ female announcer ] here in virginia, we're not better off under presidentnt obama. his defense cutses threaten over one hundred thirty thousand jobs lowering home values, putting families at risk. the romney plan?